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Company Secretary

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Join a true values-based organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • Enjoy flexibility – Hybrid work from home & our modern offices
  • Work closely with the CEO and Board on governance and strategic initiatives
  • Full time, Ongoing position
  • Competitive remuneration + super, generous salary packaging benefits (up to $18,000/year tax – free) & gifted leave

About the role

This position provides an exciting opportunity to play an important role in supporting Good Shepherd ANZ governance approach as well as supporting development of our next organisation-wide Strategic Plan. In this unique and dynamic position, the Company Secretary has a joint purpose: Develop a best practice structure for Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand’s (GSANZ) and Good Shepherd Services (GSS) Board governance; and support the CEO in relation to high level executive, secretariat and project services including providing strategic advice, managing communications, and implementing strategies to support the achievement of GSANZ Strategy.

About you

You will bring a practical, pragmatic and solution-focused mindset, combined with strong organisational skills, issues management expertise, and exceptional stakeholder management capabilities.

To be successful in this role, you will require:

  • Degree qualification in relevant business studies (MBA/MPA) or relevant experience. Formal qualifications in Corporate Governance or the law is desirable, but not essential.
  • Company Secretarial experience including experience dealing with Boards of Directors and senior executives, ideally in the not-for-profit sector
  • Membership of the Governance Institute of Australia or equivalent is desirable
  • Broad and practical understanding of the regulatory environment as well as aspects of key legislation relating to Company Secretarial duties and corporate governance
  • Strong Project Management experience gained from leading and participating in major projects

You will need to provide evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, a current Employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (International Police Check if resided overseas in the last 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

We welcome discussion with anyone interested in the position as outlined. If you meet some, but not all the requirements, you should still speak to us.

About us

Our strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

In line with the Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, all of Good Shepherd’s assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring Managers will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees. We are not currently conducting face to face interviews/inductions. These processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with Good Shepherd.

Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

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